Adorable mini Bonne Maman jars.

We all love Bonne Maman jars. But have you seen these teeny tiny ones before??  A hotel I was at recently had ‘em.  Now I don’t THINK you’re supposed to take…oh… six or so… but I did.  I couldn’t help it.

Adorable mini Bonne Maman jars.

I love them. Love. But I’m at a loss as to what I can do with them. They make me wish I had a bead collection. Are you allowed to start a collection purely because you already have something to hold it in??

Adorable mini Bonne Maman jars.

They are just so… little! And wonderful! Anyone have suggestions what I could use them for?

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  • Staci

    June 16, 2010 at 5:09 am | Reply

    I’ve had those adorable jars before! I understand the temptation! I did two things with them. Once I made homemade bath salts and put them in the jars and added those to little Christmtas gifts. I’ve also used the jars to hold small scrapbooking embellishments, such as eyelets. Have fun!

  • Lise

    June 16, 2010 at 5:10 am | Reply

    Once I was in a hotel with teeny tiny little Hunt’s ketchup bottles–SO cute! My roommate and I walked down our hall in the morning and took them off of people’s finished room-service trays! Had to have them. Yours would be good for giving a teeny tiny gift of jam. Or for putting salves in, if you’re into making those.

  • Stacey

    June 16, 2010 at 5:20 am | Reply

    They’re so cute at that age.

  • Georgia

    June 16, 2010 at 5:51 am | Reply

    They are super cute!

  • duff

    June 16, 2010 at 5:53 am | Reply

    I don’t see anything wrong with purchasing beads in a rainbow of color and then just having them as, well, eye candy. You like the jars so nix giving them away until you’ve had your fill. Originally I was going to say buttons because you can buy packs of buttons by color at JoAnns, but beads work just as well. I’m envisioning a lineup of color on a shelf. it would make me happy just to look at them!

  • Holly

    June 16, 2010 at 6:09 am | Reply

    How about turning them into pincushions? Something like this… http://www.craftpudding.com/2009/03/tutorial-baby-food-jar-pincushion.html

  • Molly

    June 16, 2010 at 6:23 am | Reply

    Oh the cuteness! I think little jars of jam would make adorable favors for a wedding (sorry … I got weddings on my mind). Those pincushions from Holly are seriously sweet too.

  • Melissa R.

    June 16, 2010 at 6:44 am | Reply

    I agree with Duff – don’t give them away just yet. Enjoy them awhile.
    You could also fill them with herbs and spices and line them up on your kitchen counter.

  • Krista - Poppyprint

    June 16, 2010 at 7:33 am | Reply

    I had the same idea as Holly, but whatever you decide, you’re right – seriously cute!!!

  • Cheryl Arkison

    June 16, 2010 at 7:45 am | Reply

    What about bobbin storage? You could stack a few in each? Already wound they would have the colour and joy of sewing inspiration.

  • Barbara M.

    June 16, 2010 at 8:44 am | Reply

    I know it’s not very decorative, but I would use them for freezing things in small batches, like homemade Pesto. I grew Basil this summer and I’m hoping to make and freeze enough Pesto to last me through the winter.

  • Ashley

    June 16, 2010 at 8:58 am | Reply

    oh, totally cute! colorful buttons… or maybe just a good place for jelly beans or m&ms (or whatever your candy weakness might be!)

  • Meg

    June 16, 2010 at 9:20 am | Reply

    I agree with Ashley–I’d totally use them for buttons.

  • Katie | RunawayOctober

    June 16, 2010 at 9:37 am | Reply

    You could make little candles out of them. Or the beads idea is fun too. They’re so small you could get the premixed (like this: http://www.firemountaingems.com/details.asp?PN=H20DB0984V) seed bead sets to fill them for like $10. That’s cheap for a decor item. :)

  • Islay

    June 16, 2010 at 10:38 am | Reply

    I’d definitely either go for candles, or just endlessly refilling them so you can enjoy seeing them on the breakfast table every single day.

  • Carol

    June 16, 2010 at 11:48 am | Reply

    Why don’t you make teeny tiny pincushions and hot glue them to the tops? You could coordinate the color to the tops of the jars so everything would match.

  • Gillian

    June 16, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Reply

    I was going to suggest the same as Carol, use the jars to store pins and put little pin cushions on the top.

    Alternatively, little collections of buttons, beads or ribbons.

  • Jennifer

    June 16, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Reply

    those would be great at holding fresh spices. :)

  • Jennifer

    June 16, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Reply

    those would be great at holding fresh spices. :)

  • Munaiba

    June 16, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Reply

    Keep one wherever you are sewing and put your cut threads in them. Useful and they’ll look interesting too.

  • Tilly

    June 16, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Reply

    Ooh, those are so gorgeous! I’d fill them with pins and beads and other sewing stuff, with one kept hidden away and filled with little sweeties just for me!

  • PioneerValleyGirl

    June 16, 2010 at 6:48 pm | Reply

    Those are too cute! Forget a bead collection, I’d end up with just a collection of adorable glass jars. Aside from making worlds smallest batch of jam, I like the idea of colorful buttons or some such.

  • m.

    June 16, 2010 at 9:57 pm | Reply

    You could needle felt tiny little animals and trees or mushrooms and make miniature felted habitats. You could even add a real acorn or tiny cactus or something.

    Or you could have a tiny tiny epiphyte garden.

    Or you could paint them and trap different smells in them and label accordingly. Like a spray of your mom’s perfume and call it “mommy smell” or some coconut sunscreen and call it “vacation smell”.

    I am in love with the idea of having a tiny little thing fit more than you think it should inside of it.

  • kristine hanson

    June 18, 2010 at 9:13 am | Reply

    I too would keep them….darling…use one here and there as a gift when you do a swap…what a treat to get something like that in a package….

  • Staci

    June 18, 2010 at 9:24 am | Reply

    Did you decide what to do yet? Strange, but I’ve found myself thinking about your post and your little jars at odd moments a couple times now, and wondering what if you had decided yet. . .
    Gads, I need to get a life. . . :-P

  • Linda T

    June 23, 2010 at 8:37 pm | Reply

    How about holding those teeny little scraps that aren’t worth anything but filling up these jars with colour? Maybe one colour per jar?

  • maman

    June 26, 2010 at 11:19 am | Reply

    Looks like the beginning of a doll house to me……………

    maman (pas bonne…….)

  • folksmith

    June 27, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Reply

    those are the cutest jars. i’m with you, i love things that are made tiny. love them!

  • Mary P

    August 23, 2010 at 7:36 am | Reply

    I have some of those small jars exactly like that. I keep them around and use them for my vitamins when I pack my lunch. Or my husband puts beano in there when my lunch is chili. ;) Certainly not as cute as beads but definitely useful!

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